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National Residue Survey 2015–16 - Goat

Posted 11/4/2017
The National Residue Survey (NRS) is an essential part of Australia’s system for monitoring the levels of, and associated risks from, pesticides and veterinary medicine residues in Australian food products. The goat programme involves t ..

Improving the health and productivity of farmed goats in Australia

Posted 28/2/2017
Stakeholders in the Australian goat industry work collaboratively to deliver animal health benefits to goat producers and to improve farm production. However like other livestock, goats can be affected by a number of endemic diseases that can imp ..

Important changes to Australia’s Biosecurity System

Posted 16/6/2016
Important changes to Australia’s Biosecurity System came into effect on 16 June 2016 with commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2015. The Biosecurity Act replaced the Quarantine Act 1908 and is designed to be flexible and responsive to ch ..

New plan doesn't kid around with CAE and JD

Posted 07/2/2016
Two slow acting, insidious and incurable diseases afflict goats: caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) and Johne's disease (JD). However, the National Kid Rearing Plan offers Australian goat producers actions that provide an alternative to watchin ..

Terms of Reference: Animal health advocacy for GICA

Posted 27/12/2015
GICA is seeking a consultant to assist with policy development in the animal health, welfare and biosecurity portfolio (covering Animal Health Australia (AHA) program areas) and the food safety and industry systems portfolio (covering National Re ..

WA Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program

Posted 17/11/2015
The Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program is delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), as part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences Project and is funded through the Royalties for Regions program.  ..

New plan doesn't kid around with CAE and JD

Posted 07/10/2014
Two slow acting, insidious and incurable diseases afflict the goat industry - Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) and Johne’s disease (JD). But help is at hand with the National Kid Rearing Plan (http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/nat ..

Preparation for dispatch of livestock

Posted 14/7/2014
The Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program is the Australian livestock industry’s on-farm food safety program. It meets the stringent requirements of our export markets, providing an assurance of the safety of red meat grown on Austra ..

GICA represents goat producers on two important industry issues

Posted 05/3/2014
On behalf of Australian goat producers, GICA recently made submissions about two important industry issues - NLIS and the proposed amendments to legislation relating to agricultural and veterinary chemicals (AgVet chemicals). NLIS GICA provid ..

Preventing CAE in Australia’s goat herd

Posted 31/7/2013
Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) or Caprine Retro-Virus is a chronic, slow-viral disease of goats which poses a significant risk to Australia’s developing goat meat industry, particularly as there is currently no treatment or vaccine fo ..